College Post Check In

 

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Greetings and Blessings!!

I hope you all are doing well! I hope that you all are enjoying your first semester at college and that you have become adjusted to the college life. I just wanted to check in with you all and to encourage you all to keep pressing and keep pushing through. Yes, being in college you get to experience the time of your life. But on the other hand, it can be a bit overwhelming along with stressful. I hope that you all have been checking out the previous post in learning how to deal and cope with managing stress while in college and learning how to develop effective studying skills when it comes to testing taking for your midterms and finals. We only have two more weeks left in this month and November and the Thanksgiving Holiday will be here before we know. Then it will be time to prepare and take final exams come December then the first half of the semester will be in the books. I hope that you all are taking the time in learning about yourselves as well as embracing and finding out who you are. This is the best time to find your path and find what you are passionate about. No one is expecting you to be perfect or have a perfect GPA or pass every test, exam, or quiz. Don’t let others have this high expectation of you and don’t put that on yourself. Embrace and enjoy your time in college because it is preparing you for the real world. I hope you all have a great and blessed week!!

 

Be Blessed

Christina

2014 Dear Younger Me Campaign: Open Letter to Tiara,

DEAR TIARA….

YOU’RE IN COLLEGE NOW…YOU’RE NOT IN HIGH SCHOOL ANYMORE….WHEN YOU WERE IN GRADE SCHOOL…WITH BRACES, ACNE AND YOU WERE GETTING TEASED FOR BEING FAT… NOBODY GAVE ANY DAMN ABOUT WHETHER YOU HAD SEX OR NOT… BUT NOW… YOU HAVE THIS MAKEOVER… NOW EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW THE LATEST NEWS…. AND REALLY IT ISN’T ANY…. YOU’RE ONLY 19… YOU’RE LEGAL.. BUT YOU’RE STILL NOT “GROWN” YOU’RE A KID… AND AS FAR AS YOU KNOW SEX IS FOR ADULTS AND NOT CHILDREN…YOU DIDN’T EVEN GET A TALK FROM YOUR MOM ABOUT SEX.. YOU NEVER GAVE HER ANY HINTS TO WONDER IF YOU DID IT OR NOT SO WHY SHOULD SHE CARE ANYWAY RIGHT??? YOU WERE PETRIFIED OF BOYS AS A CHILD…. YOU CRIED IF ONE WAS NEAR YOU OR YOU THREW SOMETHING AT THEM.

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Reminder: Get Your Dear Younger Me Letters in ASAP

Ladies, the deadline for open letters is Feb. 28th. We won’t be taking letters after that date so please get your letters sent to us. We will post any letters we receive on that date the first week of March. As we are transitioning into a new month that means our focus is shifting.

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Also, if you have participated and your letter has been posted here on our website, please email us a photo of yourself. No later than Feb. 28th as well.

If you would like to participate, please see the original post to sign up 2014 Campaign: Dear Younger Me…Signs Ups

 

2014 Dear Younger Me Campaign: Open Letter to Brittany…

Dear Younger Me,

At first I was going to warn you about what is to come, and then I realized I would only be hurting you by doing that. It would cause you to be fearful, closed-off, maybe even sheltered and I know that you are not, along with anyone else for that matter, called to live in fear. The truth is, all of the hard times in life enhance perseverance, confidence, and character… and those things are things that, unfortunately, are and may continue to be rare qualities in the world. However, those things are what will cause you, eventually, to be a light in a world filled with darkness.

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2014 Dear Younger Me Campaign: Open Letter to Undrea…

Dear Young Undrea,

They say that hindsight is 20/20, and it is.

Which is why I’m writing this letter to you, to encourage your vivacious little spirit and others like you.

You are such an outgoing and happy child, and you constantly surprise your other little friends with such affection and energy. I don’t want you to ever get tired of showing affection; even to those who don’t seem like they need it, because they do. Never allow the world to crush your smile.

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2014 Dear Younger Me Campaign: Open Letter to Lauren

Dear Younger Me,

The first thing I was to tell you is this, impossible is ONLY an opinion. As you move throughout your journey of life, you will have dreams and visions that you will get excited about without being sure how to get it done. Do not fret. When God gives you a vision, He will be sure to provide the provisions to make it possible. When you understand the importance of keeping God at the center of your life, those concepts of fear and limits will become non-existent and pointless chatter. You can be and will be whatever it is you desire.

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2014 Dear Younger Me Campaign: Open Letter to LaShawn…

Dear Younger Me,

There are some many things that I know now that I wish I had knew when I was younger. Maybe I did but because I was being a stubborn little girl I failed to pay attention to things that I was being told by my mom or other adults in my life. You see yes I didnt grow up with my dad but I wish I would have understood that it shouldn’t have changed how I looked at other men or boys at the time. Here is just a few things that I wish I knew then.

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